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Erdogan fully supports FYROM in Macedonia name dispute with Greece

FYROM President Gjorge Ivanov expressed his gratitude to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Turkey’s support regarding the name dispute with Greece during his official visit to Ankara.  In the joint press conference that followed their meeting, Erdogan stressed that with mutual will both sides could resolve the name dispute …

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Bulgaria issues warning over “Macedonia” name dispute

Bulgaria has waded into a 25-year-long dispute between Greece and FYROM regarding Macedonia’s name, saying that issue also concerns Bulgaria. Macedonia and Greece are in a renewed push to resolve their dispute. Greece objects to its northern neighbor using the name, saying it implies territorial claims on its own province …

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Skopje mayor: Alexander the Great was never part of our regular history

Skopje mayor Petre Shilegov said Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) are showing a willingness to resolve the decades-old name dispute, in an interview with the Sunday edition of newspaper “Documento”. Speaking to the paper, Shilegov said: “When you want to solve a problem, you solve it. …

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Macedonia protest in Patras scheduled for Feb 25 cancelled

The Macedonia protest scheduled for February 25th in the city of Patras has been canceled. The organizer, a 22-year-old student, announced the cancellation with a post in social media where the promotion was been conducted.  The student said in a post of Facebook that the protest is being cancelled due …

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Greeks are preparing for one more Macedonia Protest, the third within a few weeks

Greeks are preparing for one more Macedonia – protest the third within a couple of weeks as Greece and FYROM continue negotiation to solve the name dispute. This time the protest is scheduled to be held at 2:oo p.m. on February 25th 2018 in the city of Patras in North-West …

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FYROM PM Zaev: No need to change the Constitution to show we have no irredentistic claims

One step forwards, two steps backwards. FYROM may rename the Skopje airport and the highway leading to the Greek border as a good will gesture. But it is not willing to take another step, which Greece considers as one of the most crucial: to change its Constitution and erase irredentist …

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Zaev announces FYROM will accept “geographic qualifier” in Macedonia name dispute

“We are prepared for a geographic qualifier,” Prime Minister of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Zoran Zaev announced on Tuesday. He added that FYROM will rename Skopje’s airport and the highway linking the capital of FYROM to the Greece border. Under the previous nationalist government, the airport was named …

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Erdogan: Greece’s stance over ‘Macedonia’ name dispute is wrong

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenges Greece once again extending Turkey’s support to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) over the ‘Macedonia’ name dispute, which has reached a critical point. Referring to FYROM as “our brothers”, he said that Ankara would always stand by Skopje. “For us Ankara and …

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Senior collapses and dies during the Macedonia Protest in Athens

An 72-year-old man collapsed during the Macedonia protest in Athens on Sunday. He fainted and fell on the ground right before his friends’ eyes. He was taken to hospital with an ambulance where he died despite the doctors’ efforts. The man was reportedly member of a local branch of a …

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Macedonia protest in Athens: Live Stream and Live Blog

Thousands of Greeks have flocked to downtown Athens to join their voices against the use of term “Macedonia” in the new name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), as Athens and Skopje negotiate to end the 26-year-old name dispute. Protesters started to arrive at Syntagma Square in front …

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Who are the organizers of Macedonia – protest in Athens?

Α big debate has been going on about the organizers of the Macedonia protest in Athens on February 4th. Meanwhile the things are clear on the political aspect of the rally although organizers claim that the rally is not politically motivated and has no affiliation with political parties. They claim …

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More than 70% of Greeks say NO to “Macedonia” in FYROM’s compound name

The overwhelming majority of Greeks opposes the use of term “Macedonia” in the new name of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. In a public opinion poll published Sunday morning, that is just a few hours before the Macedonia protest in Athens, 71.5% of respondent said they do not agree …

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Macedonia rally: Police to close three Metro stations in downtown Athens on Feb 4

Police will closed three metro stations in downtown Athens on Sunday, February 4th 2018, for security reasons due to the Macedonia protest rally. Metro stations <Syntagma>, <Panepistimio> and <Omonoia> will be closed as of 10 a.m. Sunday. Metro trains will pass through but will not halt. They will open again …

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UPD Threats over Macedonia name: FM Kotzias receives letter “We have three bullets for you”

Minister for Citizen Protection, Nikos Toskas, revealed that Foreign Minister, Nikos Kotzias, received a letter threatening him and his family. “We have three bullets for you,” the anonymous sender wrote, Toskas said adding that the letter did not contain any bullets. Speaking to private ANT1 TV on Friday morning, the …

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